Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Skating By - Crafty Creations Challenges

Hello and I'm so glad you stopped by today,

Challenge #320 has started over at Crafty Creations Challenges. The theme is ombre  and the sponsor is Lacy Sunshine. Lacy Sunshine has a great selection of images so please check them out.

The image I used is Bubbles Ice Skating and I just love her. I know that the winter sports are a little ways off but thought you might need to be cooled off a bit from the hot summer temperatures. LOL

Let me show a closer view of Bubbles and of that ombre background

That ombre background started out as a large paint chip, and it works great for an ombre background, doesn't it. I also used a silver mirror paper for some of the snowflakes and that circle behind Bubbles. I am so disappointed that those show as black and not the silver I was striving to have on the card. Guess I won't use that paper again on these types of projects.

Well I hope this card cooled you down a bit. 
The current Crafty Creations Challenges will end on August 2 at 10:00 p.m.
I hope to see a challenge submission with your name on it

Stamps:  Lacy Sunshine - Bubbles Ice Skating
Paper/Card Stock
:White CS, Purple CS, Mirror Card stock
Dies Used:  Spellbinders Circles Sm   
Accessories:Snowflake brads, Snowflake Punches - Martha Stewart, glitter, Memento Markers, Alcohol Markers, Embossing folders - Snowflakes, Swirls, Large Paint Chip with 3 shades of lilac
I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

  • Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes   (#33)
  • Colouring in Scrapland -  (July) Anything Goes (#46)
  • Crafting from the Heart -  Always Anything Goes (#53)
  • Craft Your Passion -  Always Anything Goes (#58)
  • Love to Scrap -  Anything Goes (#37)
  • Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine - (July 10)  Anything Goes (#43)

  • Dragonfly Dreams -  (July 3) Anything Goes (#132)
  • Little Claire's July - Anything Goes (#41)
  • Scrappers Delights  July -  Anything Goes (#73)
  • Thanks for stopping in today and I will be back soon.

    Saturday, July 16, 2016

    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #38

    The Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends Challenge #38 has begun.

    And the two sponsors for this challenge are:

    Prize - 1 image


    Prize ~ €10 Euro Gift Voucher 
    Here is the card I made using the image and the digital papers from our sponsors.

    Those papers are fabulous. I used a design sheet from the Digital Papers pack, the pennants are in the Elements Pack 1 and the sentiment  element came from Elements Pack 2. 
    Each of those packs have so much to choose from. Please check them out.

    The image is from
    Ching-Chou Kuik

    Flowery Girl

    She is gorgeous, isn't she.
    I added additional vellum wings to give her some dimension.

    Well I hope you submit a project to Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
    The theme is Anything Goes
    and you could be the next winner.

    Stamps:  Digital - Ching Chou Kuik - Flowery Girl
    Paper/Card Stock
    : Digital Papers , Sentiment, and pennents - Michele R Designs, Vellum
    Ink: None
    Accessoriesdimensional foam

    I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

  • A Bit More Time to Craft  #24 -  Always Anything Goes (#37)
  • ABC Challenge - L is for Lots of Layers (#16)
  • Ching-chou Kuik Digital Stamps July - Your favourite colour (#13)
  • Classic Design Team Open Challenge #4 Anything Goes (#112)
  • Crafts Galore Encore ) July - Anything Goes + DT Call (#135)
  • Cute as a Button  #24 Anything Goes (#35)
  • Paru's Card Making Challenge  July - Birthday (#33)
  • The Sisters of Craft  July - Always Anything Goes (#112)
  • World Wide Open Design Team Challenge  Always Anything Goes (#22)

  • Sunday, July 10, 2016


    Thanks for stopping in. Just a quick little card for everyone. 
    I spied this stamp a while back and have just got around to using it today.

    Behind that stamped panel is a paint swatch in the pink range. I love the curved top & bottom on that swatch. .And those pieces are layered onto a red card.

    I used red and pink sequins and pink pearls.

    Kind of CAS, definitely not my usual kind of card. 
    I love the look of CAS cards but I usually don't make CAS cards,
    I think mine always look naked. 
    But I think this came out nice. 
    Hope you like it as well.

    Stamps:  Hero Arts - Spring Gems
    Paper/Card Stock
    : Red CS, White CS
    Ink: India Ink - Black
    Dies Used:  Spellbinders Square LG
    Accessories: Sequins, Pearls, Large paint chip (hues of pink)

    I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

    Thanks for stopping in today. I will be back soon.

    Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    Crafty Creations Challenge #319 - CIean and Simple

    Hi there

    Crafty Creations Challenges #319 starts today and the theme is Clean and Simple. 
    Now that theme is definitely not my forte, but I decided this image from Beccy's Place (this month's sponsor) would be perfect for a CAS card. 
    I used Old Mailbox.
    Please take a few minutes to check out the images over at Beccy's Place. There are a lot of super images and I am sure you will find just what you are looking for.

    As I colored this image I was wondering what sentiment to use and then it hit me, since this mailbox was so old and falling apart there had been no mail delivered for a long time.  
    So that's why I used the sentiment I did.

    In coloring this image, I used my colored pencils and gamsol to do the blending. I added some brown to show some rust and some gray on the wood beams to show a weathered look. 

    Hope you like my version of a CAS card.

    Stamps:  Digi image - Beccy's Place - Old Mailbox, Sentiment - Stampers Anonymous - Crazy Talk
    Paper/Card Stock
    : White, Gray, Dark Brown CS
    Ink: India Ink - Black
    Accessories: Colored Pencils, Gamsol

    I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

    Thanks for stopping in today

    Tuesday, July 5, 2016

    Just Floating By

    Welcome back

    Hope everyone had a spectacular 4th. The weather here was less than spectacular, that's for sure. Since it's the 1st Tuesday of the month, it's time for my monthly post for Craft-Dee BowZ. 

    The theme for us designers at CDB for this month is mermaids. 

    I used the cutest mermaid digi from Cute As A Button.

    This mermaid is called seaweed mermaid.

    Here is a closer shot of her
    And she is adorable.

    Let me show you a closer view of my bow.

    Bows are easy to make using the Craft-Dee BowZ bow maker tool.

    I was so bow challenged until I got this tool. And now it's so easy to make a bow. 
    To order yours click here

    I mentioned that I used a digital image from Cute As A Button 
    and they are the sponsor at Craft-Dee BowZ this month 

    The winner of the July Craft-Dee BowZ  challenge will receive 3 single images.
    I hope that you will join in the fun and submit a project.
    The theme for your submission is Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow. 
    We would love to see what you have made.
    You could be the next winner

    Stamps:  digital Image - Cute as a Button Seaweed Mermaid,  stamped seaweed & sentiment- Great Impressions
    Paper/Card Stock
    : Glitter Paper, DP, White CS
    Ink: India Ink - Black
    Dies Used: Spellbinders Ovals  
    Ribbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, colored pencils, gamsol (for blending), glitter, glue pen, dried arborvitie greenery for seaweed.

    I am submitting my card to the following challenges:

  • Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine -Anything Goes (#28)
  • Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes (#36)
  • Great Impressions -  July - Anything Goes (#13)
  • The Ribbon Girls -  (July 3) "Anything Goes as long as it is a card"  (#42)
  • Crafty Calendar July - Punches and/or Dies (#43)
  • Scrappers Delights    July -  Anything Goes (#27)
  • The Pencil Case  Whatever (Anything Goes)  (W1 of 2) (#17)
  • Craft Your Passion -  Always Anything Goes (#33)
  • Stamps & Fun = Creativity -  Anything Goes (#10)

  • Thanks for stopping by and I will be back soon.

    Friday, July 1, 2016


    Hi there
    Glad you see you.

    Today is the beginning of a new month 
    and that means it's time for a new challenge over at Craft-Dee BowZ. 

    I decided to use some flowers stamps from a new stamp set I recently picked up.
    I wasn't sure how I was going to color everything and I finally decided to stamp on some Gelli Plate papers that I worked up and saved a while back.

    Lets take a peek at the finished card

    I had some green design papers so those were perfect for the leaves and the multi color papers were just what I wanted for the blooms. Then I decided to use more gelli plate papers for my layered panels bringing all the colors together.

    Let me show you a closer pic of those flowers

    I was really happy with the way the flowers turned out.

    My bow is a 4 loop bow. I know - 4 loops, but I used Hug Snug, seam binding and since it is a thinner product a 4 loop bow is easy to make. The seam binding  started out as white  and I decided to dye it. Well I used Eggplant but it was too blue -ish so I rinsed it in the faucet. After patting it dry there was some blue left in the ribbon but I went ahead and sprayed it with Open Arms Amethyst and it matched that purple gelli plate panel. What a perfect mistake that turned out to be.
    You know, the Crafty-Dee BowZ bow maker tool is what I use for all my bows. It is the best tool for all your bow making needs. Don't own one? Well click here to order one for yourself.

    The designers have been busy with their inspiration projects and you can check them out here
    Stop over there and check out their projects.

    Stamps:  Dare 2B Artzy - Totally Tracy
    Paper/Card Stock
    : White CS, Blue CS, Gelli Plate papers from my stash
    Ink: India Ink - Black
    AccessoriesRibbon,Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, pearls, Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst - Open Arms Amethyst Spray, Hug Snug Seam Binding (ribbon)

    I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

  • Crafting By Designs -   July Anything Goes (#52)
  • Crafty Gals Corner -   #79 Anything Goes (#34)
  • Inspiration Destination -  #90 Always Anything Goes ($55)
  • Stampaive and More - #266 Flowers   (#5)
  • Creative Knockouts #148 Flowers (#2)
  • Julia Spiri Challenge  #18 Anything Goes With A Twist: Garden  (#26)
  • Southern Girls   Anything Goes (#62)

  • Thanks for stopping in, I will be posting again Tuesday for Craft-Dee BowZ. The theme mermaids and the sponsor is Cute As A Button. So I hope to see you again Tuesday.